Talking about Kaliyuga
Respected Readers, Talking about Kaliyuga
Let me tell you something about KaliYuga. It started after the completion of 3 earlier Yugas. Those were SatyaYuga, TretaYuga and DwaparYuga. Today I’m just trying to give a little information about Kaliyuga, as presently it’s going on.
On the basis some information , it seems, on the tithi of Maaghi Poornima, Friday, KaliYuga (Age of vice) had started. Duration of this Yuga seems to be 4,32,000 Soura Barsho (years). But, according to the famous astronomer and mathematician Aryabhatta, the KaliYuga started in 3102 BCE (Before Common Era). Anyway, Humen’s Aayu (longivity) in this era is assumed to be 120 years (may be that’s why, the Vimsottari Dasa system in Indian Astrology is also kept as 120 years). KaliYuga seems to be associated with the demon Kali.
Human civilization degenerates spiritually in Kali Yuga. It may be named as Dark Age because in this people are as far away as possible from God. Hinduism frequently symbolically represents Morality (Dharma) as an Indian bull. In Satya-Yuga, the first stage of development, the bull has four legs, but in each age morality is reduced by one quarter. Now during Kali-Yuga, morality is reduced to only a quarter of that of the golden age, so that the bull of Dharma has only one leg. It is said, Kali Yuga may be full of extreme hardships for people with ideals and values.
But we should always try to do good deeds. As good deeds get its reward and Truth prevails in the long run.
As per Srimad Bhagavatam , it is said, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age : simply by chanting the names of Krishna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.
Friends, I guess I could give some information about KaliYuga. That’s all for today. I’ll try to give more interesting information and analysis of topics soon in my upcoming posts .